© 2010

New Concepts in Diagnosis and Therapy of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

  • Andrea Laghi

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Also part of the Diagnostic Imaging book sub series (Med Radiol Diagn Imaging)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Epidemiology, Clinical Aspects and Pathology

    1. Gabriele Capurso, Cesare Hassan, Gianfranco Delle Fave, Emilio Di Giulio
      Pages 3-10
    2. Aldo Scarpa, Paola Capelli, Ivana Cataldo
      Pages 11-18
  3. Diagnosis

    1. Mirko D’Onofrio, Anna Gallotti, Enrico Martone, Francesco Principe, Roberto Pozzi Mucelli
      Pages 21-27
    2. Carlo Nicola De Cecco, Franco Iafrate, Marco Rengo, Saif Ramman, Andrea Laghi
      Pages 29-45
    3. Giovanni Morana, Raffaella Pozzi Mucelli, Giuseppe Granieri, Christian Cugini
      Pages 47-82
    4. Angels Ginès, Gloria Fernández-Esparrach, Carmen Ayuso
      Pages 83-89
    5. Thomas F. Hany, Klaus Strobel
      Pages 91-99
    6. Stephan L. Haas, Konstantin von Heydwolff, J.-Matthias Löhr
      Pages 101-110
  4. Therapy

    1. Claudio Bassi, Matilde Bacchion, Giovanni Marchegiani
      Pages 113-122
    2. Florence Huguet
      Pages 123-136
    3. Jennifer Brown, T. R. Jeffry Evans
      Pages 137-146
    4. Guido Costamagna, Pietro Familiari, Andrea Tringali, Ivo Boškoski
      Pages 147-165
    5. Franco Orsi, Mario Bezzi, Gianluigi Orgera
      Pages 167-173
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 175-178

About this book


This book adopts a multidisciplinary approach to examine in detail a range of interesting new concepts in the diagnosis and therapy of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Its primary goals are to offer a valuable source of information for clinicians involved in the management of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma and to provide a modern guide to the disease for those who are interested in updating their knowledge, including fellows and senior residents. The book is divided into three parts. The first part provides an epidemiological and clinical overview of the disease, followed by an update on pathological findings, including new discoveries in the area of molecular biology. The second part, on diagnosis, offers detailed and comprehensive information on the advantages and disadvantages of different imaging techniques, including nuclear medicine and endoscopic ultrasound. Each diagnostic strategy is critically reviewed with regard to cost-effectiveness. The concluding part of the book, on therapy, gives a panoramic overview of the various therapeutic options, from surgery to chemotherapy and palliative approaches based on interventional endoscopy and radiology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Laghi
    • 1
  1. 1., Radiological, Oncological, and PathologiSapienza , Università di RomaPolo Pontino, LatinaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title New Concepts in Diagnosis and Therapy of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
  • Editors Andrea Laghi
  • Series Title Medical Radiology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Medical Radiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-85380-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-26564-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-85381-7
  • Series ISSN 0942-5373
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-4187
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 178
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
    General Surgery
    Diagnostic Radiology
    Internal Medicine
    Abdominal Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


From the reviews:

“The main target of the book is to provide the reader with updated data and knowledge on the latest advances not only in the therapeutic but also in the diagnostic field … . The text will be appreciated by surgeons, radiologists and clinicians, as it represents an important tool in their daily work. It should be a useful, complementary companion to the previous one on acute and chronic pancreatic disease.” (G. Beluffi, La radiologia medica, Vol. 117, 2012)

“The primary goal of this book is to provide an updated text on the multidisciplinary management of pancreatic adenocarcinoma and is suited both for radiologists and clinicians involved in the management of this challenging disease. … Overall this is a compact, well structured, easy to read book that succeeds in providing an up-to-date review on the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. The images adequately supplement the concise text … . This is a very useful text on pancreatic adenocarcinoma for specialists and non-specialists.” (Zahir Amin, RAD Magazine, August, 2011)

“This book briefly summarizes our current understanding of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of pancreatic adenocarcinoma … . book is written by leading European clinicians and intended for any practitioners involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. … This succinct book imparts a great deal of current information related to imaging of pancreatic adenocarcinoma.” (Parth Amin, Doody’s Review Service, March, 2011)